Category Archives: General mental weirdness

An update re. my mental state

Apparently, it has been almost three weeks since I last posted anything here. That’s an awfully long time – it must be about the longest I’ve gone in the almost 6 years since I started this blog. I feel like … Continue reading

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An inappropriate feeling of relief

Sorry in advance for this post. It’s going to be boring and whiny, and either depressing or annoying, depending on your usual response to self-indulgent whingeing. Best not read it. And definitely best not read it if reading about other … Continue reading

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What if social anxiety isn’t a disorder?

The BBC news website has a big article about social anxiety disorder, with specific reference to Christmas. It’s illustrated, of course, with one of those unintentionally hilarious photos that features editors love so much: a woman in a beige jacket … Continue reading

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Extreme OCD. Oh.

I try to avoid self-diagnosis, I really do. In my most recent post I tied myself in lexical knots in order not to suggest that I had received a diagnosis other than the one I received ~10 years ago now: … Continue reading

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Of depression: the different types, and there (probably) being an epidemic of neither

Depression is back in the news again, thanks to the recent revelation that 2012 saw the highest ever number of antidepressant prescriptions in England – more than 50 million, apparently. This had led to an orgy of ill-informed comment (most … Continue reading

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TV review: Don’t Call Me Crazy

Don’t Call Me Crazy is a documentary series on BBC3. You can watch all the episodes on the iPlayer until next Monday night – 15th July 2013 – if you’re in the UK. At the time of writing I’ve seen … Continue reading

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I had a good couple of weeks

This is going to be a post of a kind I don’t write much any more – about my own, current, mental ill-health. It’s likely to be maudlin, and self-indulgent. So if that doesn’t interest you – and who could … Continue reading

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